Cape York Day 24 - Weipa to Seisa

Sunday, Aug 16, 1998 at 16:46

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

(Bill & Neil)
We departed Eliot Falls about 7.30am along the Northern end of the Telegraph Track, on of the better 4WD locations on the Cape. This road has interesting creek crossings and the ultimate challenge of crossing the Jardine. At Cannibal Creek two cars required recovery assistance and a log bridge crossing at Cyprus Creek required careful maneuvering and wheel placement to cross. Crossing Bridged Creek Bill did an "Alf Johnston" with a wave of water flowing over the bonnet, front windscreen and roof, filling the snorkel pre-filter with water.

At last we arrived at the Jardine River road crossing but an inspection of the river bottom and water levels seemed to suggest a successful crossing would be very unlikely – the sand being very soft and spongy. So all proceeded to the Jardine Ferry crossing along badly corrugated road surfaces which successfully destroyed all beer supplies in Bill and Neil’s refrigerator – a disaster! Additionally, this same road caused Na-Na’s vehicle to have a broken front drive shaft. The road from the ferry to Bamaga was also badly corrugated and there was some relief when all finally reached bitumen at Bamaga.
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
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